Well, I did what I said I wasn't going to do until next Saturday: I decorated the house.
Now, before you all get your pitchforks, I didn't decorate everything. I did save the greenery until next weekend. That includes the garland and the Christmas tree itself. Arguably the two most important decorations (aside from presents, but I'm not that far gone yet).
Anyway, it all came about because I decided I should get a head start on Christmas cards this year. With how bad my arms are and how busy we're going to be starting today, I thought it was a good plan. Unfortunately, the cards I bought at the end of last Christmas were packed away with the holiday wrapping paper and ribbons (a good place, in my opinion, but not exactly accessible). My husband, being the helpful man he is, pulled out all of the Christmas bins for me. And really, what's the point of putting them back only to take them out again a week later?
That's how it happened. The bins sat in my spare room, taunting me with their glitz and glam. There really wasn't anything I could do to stop it. Before I knew what I was happening, I'd started to put small figurines around the house. Next came the stockings and my Willow Tree angels, and then my Christmas apron. It all went downhill from there. Between Saturday and Sunday, everything was out and the bins put away. I even managed to take all of the Christmas tree ornaments out of their boxes and prepare them for decorating on Saturday. Yep, I'm one of those people.
This weekend I also managed to get all of my Christmas cards finished. All sixty-eight of them. *dies* I have extras in case I forgot someone, but I'm really hoping that's not the case. My arms are killing me, but they're all done! I like seeing the neat stacks of envelopes ready to be mailed out the first week of December. =)
I also did some commonplace chores: I made a batch of hard boiled eggs, did some laundry, labelled all of the bins in my spare room closet, contemplated writing (no actual writing was done, but meh), and tidied the house. After the stressful events of last week (my arms were killing me so I didn't sleep much, and then Powell split open a nail on Tuesday, which meant an expensive trip to the vet), I needed something fun to do. I didn't get much done because of everything going on, so it was nice to have a productive weekend. An added bonus: my husband made oatmeal toffee cookies on Sunday. Yum, yum, yum! Now it's my turn to make cookies (I was too busy this weekend). I'm thinking sugar cookies and my mum's chocolate chip cookies!
What did you do this weekend? When do you decorate? As a Canadian, the natural progression is Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, so a lot of my friends and family decorate right about now. It gets messed up with American Thanksgiving in there, though.